What's the Difference Between Professional and DIY Flood Removal for Oxnard Residents?
When flood damage hits a residence, even if it is only a single room in the home, it hits hard. Groundwater rolls in and tends to run quickly into the carpet and behind baseboards, sometimes affecting subflooring; all are historically difficult places to extract water from.
When Oxnard residents require flood removal,
it may seem like a good idea to do it yourself and save some money. In doing so, you can set yourself up for a myriad of issues in the future.
What problems does incomplete water removal have?
Any water left behind creates a perfect habitat for mold infestation, foul odors, and the destruction of building materials through exposure to continual excessive moisture. All of these problems carry a cost to treat when complete water removal helps avoid them altogether.
How does professional flood water extraction work?
There is little to compare a consumer-grade wet/dry vacuum to the professional equipment SERVPRO technicians use for water extraction. Depending on the surface, technicians may use weighted extractor heads, squeegees, truck-mounted units for large amounts of water and stand-on units utilizing the weight of the tech for the extra force during extraction from carpeted surfaces.
Complete drying is a must
Household fans blow air on wet surfaces, and that is the end of it. The centrifugal air movers used by SERVPRO deliver air at such velocity it cases embedded moisture to rise. When this occurs, the dehumidification system chosen for use captures this moisture and ports it away. Thus, a cycle of progressively drier air circulates and results in complete drying rather than surface drying.
What about needed repairs?
Controlled demolition, the clean removal of water-damaged building materials, is an integral part of the flood damage cleanup process. Baseboards that are solid hardwood, sometimes possess restoration potential if warping or splitting has not occurred from water exposure. Water wicks quickly into sheetrock and removal must occur for drying.
SERVPRO of Oxnard carries a general contractor license #892710, and after mitigation efforts complete, they offer reconstruction services to restore your home to its pre-flood condition.
When you need flood removal, you need SERVPRO of Oxnard. Call us at (805) 984-2347, and our technicians can turn around the damage to your home and make it "Like it never even happened."